Search for missing Marines continues days after deadly fighter-tanker collision in Japan

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A Japanese Coast Guard ship is seen at sea during a search operation for U.S. Marine refueling plane and fighter jet off Muroto, Kochi prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.  KYODO NEWS/AP
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A Japanese Coast Guard ship is seen at sea during a search operation for U.S. Marine refueling plane and fighter jet off Muroto, Kochi prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. KYODO NEWS/AP

Search for missing Marines continues days after deadly fighter-tanker collision in Japan

by: James Bolinger | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: December 10, 2018

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan – The search for five Marines who went missing early Thursday after their KC-130 Hercules aerial tanker collided midair with an F/A-18 Hornet has moved into its third day in Japan.

Search-and-rescue teams continued their work Saturday with a group similar in size and composition to Friday’s multinational, multiservice effort, according to a statement from Japan’s Defense Ministry.

The two Marines aboard the Hornet were recovered Thursday. The first, who was picked that morning by a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter, is in fair condition, U.S. and Japanese officials said.

The second, Capt. Jahmar F. Resilard, 28, was pronounced dead after being found just after noon by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Setoyuki.

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